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Life sentence for man who shot couple 16 times

Life sentence for man who shot couple 16 times

A Croydon man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a young couple 16 times at a home in Purley. Zarak McKoy, 23, of Hambrook Road, will serve a minimum of 10 years behind bars after he was found guilty of two counts of grievous bodily harm with…

Man sentenced for double attack on girlfriend

Man sentenced for double attack on girlfriend

A man from Croydon has been given a suspended sentence for assaulting his former girlfriend on two occasions. Cale McArthur assaulted the woman twice in four days. They had been in a relationship for a year. He punched the victim twice on her right arm, three times on her left…

Croydon men jailed for owning sawn-off shotgun

Croydon men jailed for owning sawn-off shotgun

Three Croydon men have been sentenced to a combined 13 years in prison for owning and modifying a shotgun. Junior Lewis, 30, and Cornell Burrell, 29, pleaded guilty before Judge Stephen Waller at Croydon Crown Court, while Tony Daly, 47, was found guilty following a two-day trial after denying some…

Jail for burglar who lobbed roof tiles at police

Jail for burglar who lobbed roof tiles at police

A burglar who caused £25,000 worth of damage throwing roof tiles at police officers during a nine-hour stand off was sentenced to six years and four months in prison. John Jo Barnett, 26, climbed to the roof of his ex-partner’s house and hurled slates at the police after they were…

Two men wanted in connection with robbery

Two men wanted in connection with robbery

Police have released CCTV footage of two male suspects armed with a crossbow, wanted in connection with a robbery in Thornton Heath. The robbery took place in a shop in Thornton Heath High Street at around 8:25 pm on March 2, when it was left briefly unattended by the manager.…

Man pleads guilty to theft after claiming innocence

Man pleads guilty to theft after claiming innocence

A man claimed his innocence before changing his plea to guilty at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday last week after he was was told the case against him was “overwhelming.” Dean Burton, 36, pleaded guilty to stealing two windscreens worth £800 from SG Smith car dealership in Croydon Road on…

Red paint thrown at house in Borough Hill

Red paint thrown at house in Borough Hill

Red paint was thrown at a house with the word ‘pay’ scrawled on the front door during an incident on Monday morning. Police were called to the two-bedroom terrace house in Borough Hill, Croydon at 2:25am after reports of criminal damage. The word ‘pay’ had been written across the front…

Community service for hammer attack on police car

Community service for hammer attack on police car

A man who smashed a police car with a claw hammer has been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court. Richard Lee Taylor, 20, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years of community service after destroying windows on a police car while officers were present. The court heard that Taylor…

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

A man has been sentenced to a year in prison for dealing cannabis on the streets of Croydon. At Croydon Crown Court, Rasheed White, 18, was sentenced to 12 months in prison last week after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of dealing cannabis. He was arrested in December during…

CleanSafe fined £60,000 after staff suffers brain injuries

CleanSafe fined £60,000 after staff suffers brain injuries

A Croydon-based cleaning firm has been landed with a £60,000 fine after a worker suffered “life-changing” brain injuries when he plunged six metres through a fragile roof light. A 36-year-old employee at CleanSafe Services, a commercial cleaning company based in Progress Way, Waddon, suffered a severed skull fracture, brain damage,…